I've been playing with some ink and paint and wanted to share a background I created. I think it turned out so cool looking!
I love the Distress Ink colors that Shari Carroll used on the background of her card here. I have the Evergreen Bough but not the Iced Spruce, so I used Brushed Pewter Distress Paint instead. I love the bit of shimmer it gives!
This technique turns out different every time you use it and it was really fun playing with it again! You can either add the ink, paint and water to an acrylic block, then press the block onto your paper, OR add the ink, paint and water to your craft sheet and press, slide and smoosh your paper into the mixture. I did both for this card. It's important to use water color paper for this technique and to dry each layer before adding the next.
After my panel had dried, I stamped the Hero Arts Classic Evergreen with Versafine Onyx Black ink. The sentiment has such a pretty font, doesn't it? It's also Hero Arts and it's from their Merry Christmas Messages. For a bit more shimmer, I added some Basic Grey Candy Buttons. They are similar to enamel dots, only these ones are silver and sparkly.
I'm entering this into the Hero Arts Holiday Challenge, in the A Few of My Favorite Things category. (I love using this technique, I love that pretty font on the sentiment and I love enamel dots.)
I am so glad you stopped by today - thank you! Have a wonderful weekend! :)